Bradley Stoke Community Festival takes place each year in early June.
Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2021
The 2021 Bradley Stoke Community Festival is due to take place over the weekend of Friday 11th June to Sunday 13th June.
Further details will appear here once available.
Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2020
The 2020 Bradley Stoke Community Festival was due to take place over the weekend of Friday 5th June to Sunday 7th June, but was CANCELLED as a consequence of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) emergency.
“In line with H.M. Government instructions, Bradley Stoke Town Council has made the decision to cancel the Community Festival which was set to take place on 5th, 6th and 7th of June 2020, the safety of the community is important us.”
Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2019
The 2019 Bradley Stoke Community Festival took place over the weekend of Friday 7th June to Sunday 9th June.
Friday 7th June 2019, 10.30am to 2pm
The Picnic in the Park, for parents and toddlers, starts at 10.30am and runs until 2pm at the Jubilee Centre. New for this year, Van Buren presents a magic show (at 11.30am) followed by juggling and entertainment alongside a bouncy castle. Hosted by Bradley Stoke Radio providing music and entertainment. Refreshments will be served during the morning with face painting also available.
Saturday 8th June 2019, 11.30am to 6pm
Jubilee Green hosts the King Ramps skate park half-pipe and displays will be given by pro riders throughout the festival. There will also be a street art demo with ‘have-a-go’ sessions for local children and adults. Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre will be providing fitness session displays.
On the main field, music will be provided by local bands Snow Blind, Vamp, Liquor & Poker, ELO Beatles Beyond (tributes), Ragged Union, Bad Wolf and a solo performance by Georgia Hinton of Bradley Stoke Community School. Local dance groups will perform in between the bands and include: Bradley Stoke Gymnastics Club, Yasmin’s, RedX Dance, Chinese Dance, Razzamataz and Stoke Gifford School of Dance, along with other local clubs and associations.
Fun rides for the children include trampolines, giant slides, football games, giant inflatables, Wipe Out, Bungee Run, Surf Simulator, a helter skelter and a kids’ go-kart circuit. Look out also for the Vertical Xtreme Climbing Wall alongside the Bradley Stoke Scouts providing longbow archery and other activities.
An exhibition on Jubilee Green will feature a range of arts & crafts stalls. Sideshows and community stalls will offer a wide range of local products and novelties.
The Bradley Stoke Youth FC Festival of Football Tournament for Year 1 children, with 13 schools and around 130 youngsters taking part, starts at 12.20pm on the top field soccer pitches (prizegiving at 3pm). The Bradley Stoke Youth FC Under-8s will also be playing and training on one of the pitches.
Above: Saturday’s main arena programme. [Click to enlarge]
Parking: No car parking on site (except for Blue Badge holders) – please use the Willow Brook Centre car park, where the 4.5hr limit is suspended for the day.
UPDATE (18th June 2019): We have learned that some people have received fines for exceeding the parking time limit at the Willow Brook Centre on Saturday 8th June 2019. If this applies to you, the town council advises that you contact the Willow Brook Centre management office to have the fine cancelled.
Sunday 9th June 2019, from 9.30am
A 10k multi-terrain race organised by Sole Sisters starts at 9.30am from the Jubilee Centre (where it also finishes). Over 600 competitors are expected. The ‘Church in the Park’ outdoor service from the Bradley Stoke churches will again be held at the Jubilee Centre after the race, starting at 11.45am.
At Baileys Court Activity Centre, the cricket club will be celebrating the Cricket World Cup with a youth pairs tournament and a 10/10 match during the afternoon. There will also be a lunchtime BBQ, a batting & bowling competition, a skills workshop and evening entertainment in the clubhouse.
Also at Baileys Court Activity Centre, Bradley Stoke Bowls Club will offer ‘have a go’ sessions for visitors between 12pm and 4pm.
Bradley Stoke Skate Park will be hosting its annual Festival competition along with the King Ramps half-pipe, demos and circus skills. Action takes place between 1pm and 5pm.
For more details, see:
- Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2019 (BSTC)
- Community Festival overview [PDF] (The Journal)
- Printable entertainment programme for Saturday [PDF] (The Journal)
- Printable entertainment programme for Saturday [PDF] (BSTC)
- Bradley Stoke Skate Competition Entry and Consent Form [MS Word]
- Bradley Stoke 10k Run (The Journal)
- Map of the 2019 festival venues (The Journal)
- Festival Saturday (general): (51 pictures on Facebook)
- BSYFV Festival of Football: (13 pictures on Facebook)
- BS 10k warm-up session with Sole Sisters (video on Facebook)
- BS 10k runners cross the start line (104 pictures on Facebook)
Archived pages with details of previous festivals…